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Ruger Precision Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor in stock and $1200 Gun

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DEGUNS.net has this rifle for $1199 before shipping. This is a local dealer to me, he does a ton of online business and is good to go. It is red hot and hard to find bringing $1500+ on auctions.


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too rich for my blood but thumbs up for a rifle deal
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I wish I would even know where to start in appreciating what a rifle like this has to offer. I've been having so much fun with my Ruger AR556 and the boat load of reman 223 I got from FM, it would be hard to justify stepping up to something like this. TU and Rep'd though
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I saw a writeup on these rifles a week or so ago. Really interested in the .308 version. Have yet to see one in person, however. A remote shop I follow on facebook got one in and were selling it for $1400 or so.
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whats the most popular cal in this?
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whats the most popular cal in this?
If I had to guess, I'd say .308 due to it's general popularity and being around forever. The 6.5 is super young in comparison and I never hear anyone talk about the .243.

I'd get the 6.5 if I was getting one, but .308 is bound to be more popular.
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Also, that bolt handle looks obnoxious for lefties.
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just out of curiosity, what's the range on something like this? does that question even make sense? sorry I'm a newbie
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just out of curiosity, what's the range on something like this? does that question even make sense? sorry I'm a newbie
Depends on the round type. 6.5 Creedmoor is a fairly new round and costs more then 308. Range wise the 308 is effective to a bit over 1000 yards while the 6.5 can get to around 1300.
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Depends on the round type. 6.5 Creedmoor is a fairly new round and costs more then 308. Range wise the 308 is effective to a bit over 1000 yards while the 6.5 can get to around 1300.
Factory Match 308 and 6.5 is about the same or actually less for 6.5. $29 for 308 and $25-27 for 6.5. Until 308 started coming down 6.5 was actually cheaper for match ammo. 140r 6.5 vs 168gr 308s. If you want apples to apples look at those loads.

That being said a 6.5 smokes the 308 in distance and accuracy, it also is not bothered as much by the wind by a large margin. Most competition shooters are shooting 6.5, 260 (same bullet) etc.

.308 had it's day. It is a heck of a round but the technology behind 6.5 ballistics has left it in the dust in every category.

BUT... if you are shooting shorter distances and already reloading .308 etc. then it makes a lot of sense.

Therein lies the 6.5's strength. It is one of the finest calibers to get if you don't reload and shoot distance. Plenty of competitors shoot factory 6.5 with great results.
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I can't wait to bring one of these home in 6.5 Creedmoor!
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just out of curiosity, what's the range on something like this? does that question even make sense? sorry I'm a newbie

The product page says this:

This may be under the perfect conditions so YMMV


1,600 yards. Enough Said."
- Mike Fifer, CEO
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whats the most popular cal in this?
6.5 Creedmore for Coyotes to 1600 yards It was built for this cal - long range
308 for mid range and 243 for small varmints.
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6.5 Creedmore for Coyotes to 1600 yards It was built for this cal - long range
308 for mid range and 243 for small varmints.
thanks. =)
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Depends on the round type. 6.5 Creedmoor is a fairly new round and costs more then 308. Range wise the 308 is effective to a bit over 1000 yards while the 6.5 can get to around 1300.
And the 3.08 is already a ton of money.
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